Janna is a senior attorney and technology strategist focused on national defense, intelligence, and commercial space sectors. She has unique, cross-sector expertise in guiding programs and technology development for U.S. government and commercial initiatives, including engagements directed to launch services, satellite communications, unmanned vehicles, C5ISR sensors and network architectures, cloud computing, and cybersecurity.
Prior to joining BAE Systems, Janna was with Northrop Grumman, where she facilitated innovation and strategic collaborations for their Missions Systems Sector to advance defense and intelligence capabilities. Prior to that, Janna worked for Facebook, where she supported Facebook’s mission to enable global internet connectivity. She helped to frame industry partnerships to catalyze delivery of space-based and high-altitude global connectivity solutions. Before Facebook, Janna was in private legal practice, where she served as legal counsel to U.S. and international clients in the aerospace and defense, commercial space, and telecommunications industries.
Janna is a volunteer with the Space Foundation, served on the Defense Innovation Board, Space Advisory Committee, and is a registered patent attorney. She frequently speaks about the rapidly evolving laws and policies affecting the defense, intelligence, and commercial space industries. Janna is committed to diversity in the space industry, and is a strong advocate for new space professionals.Raghavan Alevoor
Raghavan is a Principal in Deloitte’s Telecom, Media and Technology industry practice. He has more than 16 years of experience in telecom and satellite communication industries.
Raghavan one of the leaders in Deloitte commercial space practice across industries, and with a significant focus on Technology and Telecom sectors. He is an expert and thought leader with respect to full lifecycle operations and ecosystems, as a Service and emerging business models, mergers & acquisition, and end to end customer experience.
Raghavan specializes in Strategy Planning, Growth, Commercial Due-diligence, Cost Optimization, Business Case Modeling, Process Transformation, Business Process Design, Change Management and Technology strategy. Raghavan has a deep understanding of carrier economics, having advised U.S., European and Asian providers on their market entry and growth strategies, and led projects in cost reduction and re-engineering of telecommunications and satellite communication carriers.
Raghavan graduated in Information Science from Bangalore University and subsequently earned a Master of Science from University of Edinburgh, UK. and MBA from the Indian School of Business, India. He is also an avid traveler, sports enthusiast and lives in Austin, with his wife and two boys.Don Claussen
Don Claussen is chief executive officer of ST Engineering iDirect, a global leader in satellite communications (satcom).
Prior to joining ST Engineering iDirect, Claussen was a Vice President at Intelsat General Corporation responsible for strategy, business development, product management and service delivery. During his tenure at Intelsat General Corporation, he aligned the Product Development and Service Delivery teams to launch a Multi-Orbit SATCOM capability providing end users seamless access to GEO and LEO SATCOM services from a single user interface.
With over 15 years of technology leadership positions, Claussen served as a general manager of portfolio businesses at Viasat and L3Harris Technologies where he successfully led business growth, organizational change, and business integration. He also has held technical positions in various technology companies and has designed and deployed SATCOM systems for commercial and government customers.
A veteran of the U.S. Army with eight years of active service, Claussen holds an MBA from Northeastern University and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Colorado Technical University in Business Administration & Management, and has attended Executive Leadership Courses at the University of Southern California and the University of Pennsylvania.Brooke Stokes
Brooke is a Partner in McKinsey’s Aerospace & Defense practice, supporting clients on space and defense engagements. She leads the firm’s Space practice, working with established companies, disruptors, and investors. Her focus is on growth strategy, innovation, and transactions related work, supporting clients on topics such as go-to-market strategies, market sizing, strategic portfolio reviews, ecosystem market scans, equity story development, and market diligences.
Brooke’s most recent work includes leading market evaluation and growth efforts with disruptive space companies, spanning space technology areas. She has also worked closely with multiple investors in the sector.
In addition to her client engagements, Brooke has co-led McKinsey’s space knowledge partnerships, including collaborations with the Aerospace Industries Association and the World Economic Forum. She is currently leading McKinsey’s knowledge partnership with the World Economic Forum, having recently published a report on the outlook for the space sector and satellite-enabled applications across industries. She has also spoken at industry events and in the media on space industry dynamics, in addition to serving as a mentor to early-stage space companies via the Creative Destruction Lab incubator program.
Her published work covers topics such as space investment funding trends, satellite constellation performance analysis, the role of space in global priorities, and industry R&D funding analysis.
Brooke’s background prior to McKinsey is in finance and business economics, and included work with a boutique financial and economic analysis firm, where she worked closely with leading economists on complex analysis of financial markets. She is a graduate of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, as well as Bucknell University.